Column: The Genealogy of Pets

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)Pet Genealogy

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: The Genealogy of Pets

Snippet: My mother has a photograph of a horse in her old family album. It’s just your everyday typical work horse like many that grazed on farms across Atlantic Canada. Seeing his picture, you might think there’s nothing special about him. He wasn’t unique or a rare breed, in fact, he may have been a half-blood or a mixture of three or more breeds. That doesn’t matter. To mom, he was the best horse she ever knew.

The horse was so special to her that she talks of it still. Every time she sees another horse, or my daughter tells her about her riding or whenever she sees that picture, she shares stories of how she fed it every morning and prepared it for its day of work at her father’s sawmill. When the horse wasn’t working, Mom would ride it around her small community of Lewin’s Cove, NL. Through her stories, I’ve learnt that no one else could ride the horse—just her—and it didn’t like being handled by her father.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


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